Paid sick leave is a current legislative trend across America. With 50 states and 39,000 municipalities In the U.S., new rules and regulations are being mandated rapidly. Five states – Oregon, California, Connecticut, Vermont, and Massachusetts – have policies in place, as does the District of Columbia. Over 25 local jurisdictions in California, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Washington also have passed laws.
If you live in select cities in New Jersey, here’s what you can expect in terms of paid sick leave:
Bloomfield, East Orange, Irvington, Montclair, Newark, Passaic, Patterson, and Trenton
- All private sector workers employed in these cities entitled to paid sick leave.
- Eligible employees can accrue one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked.
- Employers with fewer than 10 employees may cap accrued sick leave to 24 hours per year.
- Employers with 10 or more employees may cap accrued sick leave at 40 hours per year.
- NOTE: Child care workers, home health care workers, and food service workers can only be capped at 40 hours per year regardless of their employer’s size.
- Private sector employees who work for employers with more than 10 employees earn one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked.
- Employers with fewer than 10 employees may cap accrued sick leave at 24 hours per year.
- Employers with greater than 10 employees may cap accrued sick leave at 40 hours per year.
- Part-time and full-time employees have access to paid sick leave.